The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is as one of the best elephant sanctuaries in Chiang Mai as our track record of sustainable and ethical treatment speaks for itself. Our elephant reserve in Chiang Mai has many options for visitors to experience the wonderful elephants of Thailand. Here is what we have lined up for visitors looking for a half day elephant tour in Chiang Mai. Our trained English-speaking guides give visitors insight into the behavior and the personal history of our elephants. The elephant mahouts help people realize incredible life experiences such as feeding the elephants by hand or bathing elephants in Chiang Mai.
Half day Itinerary
06.30 - 07.00 am / 11.30 am - 12.00 pm: Pick up from your hotel or accommodation
07.00 am / 12.00 pm: Drive approximately 1.5 hours South of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas.
08.30 am / 13.30 pm: Arrive at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Learn about the elephants and change into traditional Karen clothing.
09.00 am / 14.00 pm: Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
09.45 am / 14.45 pm: Mud Spa with the elephants
10.30 am / 15.30 pm: Walk with the elephants to a river and bathe them.
11.30 am / 16.30 pm: Eat a traditional meal and then say goodbye to the elephants.
12.00 pm / 17.00 pm: Leave the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and drive approximately 1.5 hours to Chiang Mai.
13.30 pm / 18.30 pm: Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.
Full day Itinerary
08.00 - 08.30 am: Pick up from your hotel or accommodation.
08.30 am: Drive approximately 1.5 hours outside of Chiang Mai through rural landscapes, agricultural areas, and forested hills.
10.30 am: Arrive at the Sanctuary. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the Jungle to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behavior.
11.00 am: Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in their natural home as you learn about their behaviour and history. Take photos with the elephants.
12.00 pm: Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit.
13.00 pm: Learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the Elephants and then walk with the elephants to the river. Bathe and brush the elephants.
14.00 pm: Join the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa. Swim in the river and take photos with the elephants.
15.00 pm: Change clothes and say good bye to the elephants
15.30 pm: Leave the Sanctuary and return to Chiang Mai.
17.00 - 17.30 pm: Drop off at your hotel or accommodation.
• Pick up and drop off to your place of accommdation in Chiangmai
• English Speaking Tour Guide
• Drinking Water
• Food for feeding Elephant
• Tradition Thai Buffet Lunch (For Full day program Only)
Exclusion: Personal expense
• Operate Everyday
• Location: 119/10 Thapae Rd Chang Klan, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
• At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule and aside from pick-up times, the times shown here are approximations.
• WHAT TO BRING: Hat, Bathing Suit, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Towel, Walking Shoes, Change of Clothes and Camera (Optional)